By Joe Nelson
Ryan Mason is set to undergo a medical with Hull after a major transfer twist, according to a report.
The Northern Echo claimed earlier on Tuesday that Mason was to undergo a Sunderland medical after the Black Cats had agreed an £8million fee with Spurs and to match the midfielder’s £40,000-a-week pay demands.
But Sky Sports claimed on their Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that Tottenham had revived a deal for the England international to join Hull.
It is said that Mason is now due at the Tigers for the second part of his medical ahead of a move away from White Hart Lane.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 30, 2016
This will be a blow to Sunderland, who have been working on several deal to improve their midfielder options.
Mason still has four years left on his current Spurs contract, but is deemed surplus to requirements after being unused from the bench in the club’s opening two matches of the season and was not in the matchday squad for the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday.
The Spurs youth graduate has fallen behind Eric Dier, Moussa Dembele and new signing Victor Wanyama in the club’s pecking order.
The midfielder has had loan spells at five different clubs during his career, including a stint in France with Lorient.
He made his Tottenham debut against Dutch side NEC Breda in the UEFA Cup group stages in 2008, and has one England cap after he came on as a substitute against Italy in 2015.
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